Professional’s Directory

This directory has been created for professionals who work with young people and their families.  Please contact the agencies directly if you need them to support a young person or their family.

Carers UK

Caring for a relative or friend? When caring affects you and your family Carers UK is here to provide the support and advice you need.

Connect to Support Wakefield

Connect to Support is a website for people who want support in the Wakefield district. You can find lots of information about the services available to you including local groups and activities you can get involved with. You can also find information and advice about a range of health and social care subjects. If you would prefer to talk to someone, Social Care Direct can be contacted on 0345 8 503 503. They will be happy to assist you to locate the information and advice you require.

Connexions Wakefield Digital

Connexions Wakefield District is the online information, advice and guidance service for young people in Wakefield.


DadPad® app is now an easy-to-use free digital resource that provides support and guidance for new fathers and fathers-to-be. It has bespoke content tailored according to specific local needs, including details of support groups and service providers. 





Domestic Abuse Support Services

A directory of services which can be used or referred to when working with families where domestic abuse is a concern.

Normanton Foodbank

The foodbank works with a range of local agencies who meet people at risk of going hungry.  Citizens Advice, children’s centres and health visitors are just some of those who can refer people to the foodbank by issuing them with a foodbank voucher.  Organisations can register to become voucher holders.

Police Complaints Process for Young People

If you are working with a young person and they are not happy with a situation which has involved them Police then this guide may be useful.

Spectrum Health Care

Spectrum Community Health CIC is a social enterprise that delivers a range of community and offender healthcare services on behalf of the NHS, Local Authority Public Health services and other partners.

Victim Support

Free, confidential advice for everyone whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

Wakefield Local Offer

Information and support available for families with children and young people ages 0-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Turning Point – Supporting Young People with Drug & Alcohol Issues

The Young Persons, Young Adults, Families & Carers Drug & Alcohol Service is a dedicated specialist service for those under 25 and their families. Our confidential service covers the Wakefield District and is flexible so we can meet you wherever works for you – school, youth club or somewhere else. We also have a city centre site at Cross Street, Wakefield.

Turning Point Talking Therapies

For young people aged 16 years or older and are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield district.

Wakefield Council Youth Work Team is a subsidiary of WMDC Children and Young People's Directorate (c) Wakefield Council 2013